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5.0 out of 5 stars
my favorite of the first 7, July 12 2004
Personally this was my favorite book of the series. It didn't really focus on Richard and by that I mean he was in like the last two chapters or so. I found this to be a refreshing way to explore more of the world that Mr. Goodkind has created without having to put Richard into yet more danger that he can either evaporate with he's war wizardness or use his infallible reflexes and swordsmanship to destroy. Not to say that this one wasn't as gruesome as the others in fact it was probably the most vulgar book I've ever read. But hey that's part of the appeal of the series even if it is more than slightly scaring. I think that while the series also becomes more... well to be honest preachy it also builds up the excitement of the series. I for one can't wait to read the final book in this series if there is ever one.